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November 25, 2016

 

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The Songs Of Hearth And Home

A collection of songs about the comforts of home life, for Thanksgiving.

March 24, 2016

 

Spring is Here

Songs of the Season: Spring 2016

Afterglow's annual salute to fairer weather, with spring songs sung by June Christy, Blossom Dearie, and Mark Murphy.

July 10, 2015

 

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Clifford Brown and the Singers

Trumpeter Clifford Brown recorded only three sessions with vocalists—Dinah Washington, Helen Merrill, and Sarah Vaughan. And they all happened in 1954.

May 31, 2013

 

The LP cover for Stan Getz and Jimmy Rowles' THE PEACOCKS.

Stan Getz And Jimmy Rowles’ “The Peacocks”

Highlighting a 1970s masterpiece from two jazz veterans.

April 24, 2012

 

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Out Of Nowhere: The Songs Of Edward Heyman

Some well-known songs by a little-known lyricist, sung by Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, and others.

January 16, 2009

 

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Street of Dreams

Musical reveries from the masters of American popular song.

January 9, 2009

 

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Afterglow: Best of 2008

This episode of Afterglow looks at some of the best new releases and reissues/historical releases from 2008.

December 26, 2008

 

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Songs of the Season: Winter

Afterglow pays tribute to the winter with music from Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, and others.

June 7, 2007

 

In the Good Old Summertime

Songs of the Season: Summer

Here comes the summer! The Lighthouse All-Stars, Nat King Cole, Antonio Carlos Jobim and more offer up warm-weather serenades.

March 24, 2007

 

Clifford Brown With Strings Album Cover

Ballads by Brownie

This week on Afterglow it’s “Ballads By Brownie", featuring music from trumpeter Clifford Brown.

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